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11 terms

tain, ten, tent, = hold

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abstain
to hold back from an activity by choice; to hold back from voting
contain
to hold; to have within
detain
to hold back; to delay; to keep from proceeding
detention
a period of time in which someone is held back; a form of punishment by holding someone after school hours
extend
to hold out; to unbend; to stretch or spread out; to offer
patent
legal ownership of an invention held by the creator; exclusive right or ownership
retainer
something that hold something else in; a device that holds something in
tentant
a holder of land rights; a person who holds the right to live in residence; an occupant
tendon
a band of fibrous tissue that connects muscle to bone
tentative
holding back on the final decision; uncertain; hesitant; not fully agreed upon
hold
tain, tent, ten